13 Techniques with Pykmax High Performance Guitar Pick — Demo Video

The gang over at Pykmax, makers of Pykmax High Performance guitar picks, have posted a new demo video featuring an extremely talented 16-year-old guitarist named Orion Meshorer.

The video, which you can check out below, demonstrates 13 techniques, including slapping, popping, funk scratching, finger picking, hybrid picking, alternate picking, octave playing, pinch harmonics, tapped harmonics, string skipping, sweep picking, tapping and pick tapping.

Orion is using a Pykmax J Series 1.40mm sharp-tipped nylon pick. The music was written and recorded by Orion and bassist Or Lubianiker, who tours with Marty Friedman.

The pick, the result of a multi-year design and engineering effort, features a patented ergonomic design that fits the hand comfortably and eliminates traditional muscle pressure associated with gripping traditional picks.

“The guitar pick has always been somewhat of an obstacle for many beginning and intermediate players," says Jeremy Milikow, CEO of Pro Music Marketing, maker of Pykmax. "Pykmax enables those players to concentrate more on playing great music and less on gripping the guitar pick.”

For more information, visit pykmax.com.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.